MethodDataCollection.GetEnumerator Method ()


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Returns an enumerator for the MethodDataCollection.

Namespace:   System.Management
Assembly:  System.Management (in System.Management.dll)

public MethodDataCollection.MethodDataEnumerator GetEnumerator()

Return Value

Type: System.Management.MethodDataCollection.MethodDataEnumerator

An IEnumerator to enumerate through the collection.

Each call to this method returns a new enumerator on the collection. Multiple enumerators can be obtained for the same method collection. However, each enumerator takes a snapshot of the collection, so changes made to the collection after the enumerator was obtained are not reflected.

You can only iterate (as in a Visual Basic .NET For Each statement or a C# For statement) through a forward-only enumerator one time. The memory containing the instances is released by WMI so that the enumerator cannot be rewound. Therefore, the Count method cannot be used since it requires rewinding the enumerator.

Forward-only enumerators are generally much faster and use less memory than conventional enumerators, but they do not allow calls to Reset.

If an enumerator is rewindable, the objects in the collection will be kept available for multiple enumerations.

Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see Using Libraries from Partially Trusted Code.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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